RUSSIAN Railways’ (RZD) GT1h-002 prototype liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled turbine-electric locomotive has completed a series of test runs on the Surgut - Korotchaevo line in western Siberia hauling trains with a gross weight of up to 9000 tonnes.
Florida East Coast Railway has become the first North American railway to adopt liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the fuel for its entire mainline locomotive fleet. William Vantuono outlines the reasons for the switch.
SPAIN’s development minister Mr Iñigo de la Serna and minister of energy, tourism and digitalisation Mr Álvaro Nadal visited Asturias on January 8 to officially launch trials of what is claimed to be the first main line passenger train in Europe to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD), Gazprom, Transmashholding (TMH) and Sinara signed an agreement on June 17 at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum aimed at increasing the use of natural gas as a fuel for rail transport.